Determination of the Formula of a Hydrate

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Determination of the Formula of a Hydrate Anna West Lance Hummel 27 September 2007 CHEM 111 Section 002
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Introduction: Many ionic compouds (substances which contain ions) absorb water as a part of their structures when they are crystallizing. The amount of water absorbed for all of the different ionic compounds is called one thing: the water of hydration. Although the water is attatched to the compound, it is not steadfastly attatched. The water can easily be removed from the substance simply by adding heat to the solid. Once the water is removed, the solid then turns in to what would be called a “anhydrous powder.” An anyhydrous powder is a dehydrated form of a crystalline solid. The removal of water is not the only difference between a crystalline solid and an anhydrous powder. There may be a color change, as well as a shift in texture or smell. In this experiment we will be determining the formula for the hydrate magnesium sulfate.
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  • Spring '08
  • Crystal, Magnesium sulfate, 2 minutes, 2.0 g, Anna West Lance Hummel

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